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Published by Candace Bentel, 2017-11-14 04:35:13

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Sappi Head Of ce Internal Newsletter 14 November 2017
Movember ... it’s time we talk
November is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Did you
Ladies ... your support is needed
know that prostate cancer is the most common cancer among South African men, and the second most common among men worldwide? That’s why it is important to know the facts and take early action.
Who is at risk?
Men’s risk of developing this type of cancer increases with age, but it doesn’t only affect older men. Those of African or Carribbean descent and men with a family history (brother or father with prostate cancer), are two and a half times more likely to develop this disease.
Early detection is key
When detected early, you have a 98% survival rate beyond ve years. This drops to 26% if the cancer is detected late.
• Talk to your doctor about PSA testing at 50.
• If you have a family history of prostate cancer, do so by 45.
• If you’re of African/ Caribbean descent, do so at 45.
Signs and symptoms
Not everyone experiences symptoms of prostate cancer. Often, the symptoms are only detected by a doctor during
a routine check-up. However, some men will experience changes in urinary of sexual function, which might indicate the cancer’s presence.
Find out more during the Movember Moment talk at head of ce this Friday,
17 November 2017.
Source: 2017 Movember Foundation (
The prostate gland is found only in men. So why should women be concerned with prostate health?
Some men may feel the exam is embarrassing, much in the same way some women feel about gynaecological exams. But it’s important to encourage the man in your life to
have regular prostate screenings.
Men who have prostate cancer – especially
those who experience
side effects – really need compassionate moral support. The more women know about prostate cancer and treatment, the better able they will be to communicate with the men in their lives about prostate problems in a gentle, understanding manner.
Prostate cancer blood testing is available at the Sappi Clinic on appointment.
Book your screening test with Sonel Botha ([email protected]).

headlines 14 November 2017
Next blood donation:
23 November 2017
With the festive season around the corner, we ask that you support the South African National Blood Services’ (SANBS) blood drive. Your donated blood could help to save a life.
• Time: 10:00 – 14:00
• Venue: Coca-Cola building (Corner Glenhove and Oxford Roads)
All donors will receive a festive gift (a Powerbank) and those who are donating for the fourth time this year will also receive a cooler bag.
You can donate blood if you:
} Weigh at least 50kg or more
} Are between the ages of 16 and 65
} Are in good health
} Lead a sexually safe lifestyle
Do not give blood if you:
} Have had more than one sexual partner in the past six months
} Have had sexual contact with someone whose sexual background is unknown to you
} Are a man who has been involved in sexual activity with another man
} Have or may have contracted a sexually transmissible disease (STD), such as HIV or Syphilis, that can
be passed on to a
patient through a blood
} Are giving blood in order to get a free HIV/ AIDS test.
Congratulations to our colleagues who are celebrating their birthday in November:
01 Stephanus Rankin
03 Carl Lategan
04 Mark Siddall
05 Pathanayagee Sanjith
05 Ilse Wilson
07 Hazel Zwane
10 Serena McGinn
12 Collins Maswanganyi
16 Rajeev Baldavoo
17 Bongani Shirinda
20 Thulani Buthelezi 23 Jordi Cardona 26 Daniel Jonker
Donating blood is safe
You cannot contract HIV/AIDS from donating blood. All needles and nger prick lancets
are new, sterile and used only once. After use, each lancet and needle are placed in
a special medical- waste container and incinerated. Trained staff collects all blood donations and very strict protocols are followed to ensure that all blood donation procedures are safe and hygienic.

headlines 14 November 2017
Giving early childhood
development a boost
Sappi’s sponsorship of the Jabulani Training and Development Centre on the East Rand has contributed to the training of over 1,250 Early Childhood Development (ECD) practitioners over the past few years.
Recently, a group of 175 practitioners graduated across the various levels of ECD training offered at the centre. Jabulani was founded
in 2002 and received ETCP SETA accreditation in 2003. Its core objective is to provide training in NQF Levels 1, 4 and 5. It also offers a skills programme for ECD facilitators and assessors.
“Success is a journey,” said the centre’s founder, Jabulani Steven Mkhize, “and we are extremely grateful for Sappi’s loyal support as a sponsor. Thank you for reaching out and transforming people’s lives.”
The group of Early Childhood Development practitioners who graduated from the Sappi-sponsored Jabulani Training Centre this year.
Remember to support our food drive
With the festive season around the corner and in the spirit of giving, we encourage you to donate one or more non-perishable food items from the list below in support of our food drive to help vulnerable children.
Please drop one or more of the following items in the dedicated containers on each oor. The deadline for donations is
30 November 2017.
} Cooking oil } Mealie meal } Samp
} Sugar beans } Rice
} Flour
} Canned food
} Cordial Juice
} Tea bags
} Sugar
} Stock cubes
} Soya mince
} Packet of soup } Long life milk
The bene ciaries have been identi ed through Sappi’s Employee Wellbeing Committee. All donations will go towards feeding vulnerable children this December.
Join the workshop
Friday 24 November 2017 | 10:30-12:30 | Oxford Room
Friday 24 November 2017 | 10:30-12:30 | Oxford Room
Free for Sappi employees
Free for Sappi employees
RSVP: [email protected] by 20 November 2017
RSVP: [email protected] by 20 November 2017
Make your communication count
Communicating effectively with others is essential. We all know that we need to communicate effectively, but how?
Learn four communication skills that will help you to connect, understand and listen effectively.
This fun and rewarding workshop is presented by FAMSA and facilitated by Heidi Reynolds (social worker working with individuals, couples and families).

headlines 14 November 2017
Your chance to taste adventure
Don’t miss out
Have you ever dreamed of doing the sani2c? Do you have family or business contacts that have always wanted to do the sani2c? Sappi invites all staff who are mountain bike stage race enthusiasts, or who have family or business contacts who share this passion, to enter into a draw for a paid team (two-person) entry to the Trail Event of KAP sani2c 2018.
About the sani2c
Being a 263km three-day stage race with teams overnighting in race camps on two nights, the sani2c has earned its reputation as one of South Africa’s toughest, but most well-organised events. Each year there are three events that are held back-to- back: the Trail, Adventure and Race events, each covering the same route, but attracting different calibres of riders.
About the Sappi team entries
The Sappi team entries are for the Trail event, which is the most ‘relaxed’ and non-competitive. Participants ride from Underberg to Scottburgh on a mixture of dirt and single track, with signi cant uphill and downhill sections, and an overall drop in altitude from 1,580m to sea level. Distances each day cover 82km, 96km and 82km in length and have to be completed within speci c cut-off times. The KAP sani2c Trail Event takes place from the 08 to 10 May 2018.
Interested? If you are ready to take the plunge, eMail your entry to: [email protected]
What and how?
For the second year, there are ve team entries up for grabs. To win a team entry, please provide answers to the following questions and motivate why you should be one of the lucky Sappi teams to participate; or how selecting the team you nominate will bene t Sappi in this amazing event.
1. Are you able to accept the nancial and time commitments that come with a paid entry into
sani2c (including training, equipment, transport and accommodation – approximately R5,000, excluding extra training weekends and races to prepare? (Yes/No)
2. Do you acknowledge that on accepting the paid entry, you and your partner are liable to pay the entry back to Sappi within eight weeks prior to the event, if you decide not to participate (terms and conditions apply)? (Yes/No)
3. Please indicate that you have medical aid that is suf cient to cover medical problems that may occur on the sani2c. (Yes/No)
4. List the last three cycling events you have participated in – including dates of the events, distances covered and placing in the eld/time for the distance.
5. List the races you intend to do in preparation for sani2c.
6. All winners will need to attend at least one of two scheduled Sappi sani2c training weekends. Details will be con rmed with riders. Will you and your partner attend one of these, and carry the costs associated with this weekend? (Yes/No)
7. What is your (the riders) personal motivation for entering sani2c?
8. Give full information on your intended partner in the sani2c.
9. If you are nominating a family member or business contact, please explain how their participation will bene t Sappi/what they will do to help promote Sappi (also during the event).

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